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edro

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2012, 09:07 PM »
A $3000 JBP from Kimura's collection.
It would probably be one of his worst trees for $3k.
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2012, 10:54 PM »
I'll tell you what. Give me the $3,000, and we'll talk about it. ::)
 

Adair M

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2012, 12:32 AM »
I'm really looking toward to the Intensive with Boon.

I'm afraid that after I go there, I'll realize that I've been wasting my time with my inferior stock.

 

GastroGnome

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2012, 12:31 AM »
I'd smuggle.  LOL.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2012, 06:27 PM »
I would buy good pots and stands (rare shapes and styles).  Some bonsai are just hard to find a good stand for.    That or coerce a Japanese grafting pro to show me some new tricks and learn about different after-care approaches.  A couple of expensive bottles of booze may also work for the latter.

Taking classes is a wonderful idea.  The investment that keeps on giving. 
 

bigDave

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2012, 11:30 PM »
I'd smuggle.  LOL.

okay buster now you are banned

just kidding ..smuggle .eh...how
 

JRob

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2012, 01:13 PM »
For $3000 I'd bring in two bonsai masters to critique my collection of trees with me.When they have left I destroy all my inferior trees keep they ones they said had potiental and never look back.

JRob
 

Adair M

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2012, 01:24 PM »
JRob,

I'll do it for half price!  I'll tell you which trees have potential, and carry the inferior ones off with me!
 

dre

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2012, 09:14 PM »
i would sign up to work with ryan neil hands down the 3k spent on education is something that will go farther than pot or tree you can buy
 

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2012, 05:14 AM »
I would spend half of it bribing the folks at YouTube to remove all the "instructional" videos posted by amateurs  ???  and give the other 1500 to Owen and Bjorn to produce another outtakes video! Speaking of teabags!  :o :o

I take that back, those "instructional" videos serve as good reminders of what NOT to do. Give it all to Owen for another Tea Bag reference.

Seriously though, I would buy the Bonsai Art of Japan Series DVD. Hint, hint. And clue,clue, spend the other 2985$ on soil components and tools.
 

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2012, 12:16 PM »
sweet so they are coming out with a Bonsai Art of Japan DVD for $15?!?! Sign me up ;)
 

Owen Reich

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2012, 08:18 PM »
I don't think it would be $15  ;).  If you'd like another teabag reference, Steven Colbert just had one last week  ;D.  Bet Donald Trump was pissed....

New parody episode in the works.
 

GastroGnome

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Re: I give you $3,000 for Bonsai
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2012, 02:00 AM »
I'm going to Japan next summer with a bunch of bonsai buddies, on a tour and pot buying jaunt, I have or have access to all the pots I could want for a tenth of value....given the three grand today, I'd buy great quality stock in Japan, and begin arrangements to have it brought over, with Dave, or Brussell, or Jim Doyle.  3 grand goes a looooong way in unfinished stock in Japan, even online without visiting...I could get 20 really nice, really large, professionally shaped trunks for that, or 3 world class deciduous bonsai, or 2 world class conifers...and by the time they're ready to come over, I'd have saved enough to pay up boarding and import.